Bix Baisley is a lawyer in the world of tomorrow. He specializes in euthanasia law, which controversially grants the sick and elderly state-sponsored assisted suicides - provided they can convince a jury their lives are no longer worth living. Lately, Bix has been struggling to find clients. After losing his office to a rival, Bix decides to take on a risky client: Alfonse Jobson. Unlike the typical case, he's young and healthy. Alfonse has simply had a depressing life. Immediately Alfonse wins the jury over as he recounts the many sad details of his life. The two seem poised for a big win, until Alfonse's life inexplicably improves. Bix is faced with the one thing a suicide lawyer fears: a client who wants to live.